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    Hi all, I am new to t tapp. I have been doing BWO for a month, and am working on TWO instruction. I also have hit the floor but find I need a slower pace with more instruction. I have read people talk about ccr2 and bbff and am wondering which of these would be the best for me to start out with? Or is there something else I should look into? I am turning 50 this year and find I need to tone and tighten. I am an average to lose and dont have any health issues. I am really loving the workouts and already seeing results. I also have begun dry brushing and taking alfalfa. Thank you for any response.

  • #2
    Well, I would get both of them... You will start with Critter Crunch first, as it is the mother of all floor workout. Brain Body Floor has the fascia stretch it is just the best thing that you can use on a daily basis (the 7 mins warm up stretch), be sure to get Brain Body Floor with the 3 sequence (20 min, 20 min and 30 mins).
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    • #3
      Thank you ayj67. So should I get the first critter crunch or the second? I will be sure to get the bbff, but not sure after going back into the store and reading the descriptions for critter crunch which one I should do first.

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      • #4
        Well, I think I learned better lying down from Critter Crunch Floor, but I learn better sitting up floor posture with CC2. CC2 has slightly less talk than CCF. The triquel to these two is the Maxi Max Extreme.

        MME's standing portion is Total Superslow with way less talk and the floor portion is CCF with very little talk. I will normally do CCF for all the slow talk... I will then use MME for floor if I want to do the floor (if I don't want Ladybug floor).

        It all depends on if you want to have a seminar or a workout. If you have short torso and short hands, then I will suggest CCF for sure, you want the tutorial and the talk about modification on position without compromising form.
        ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
        ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
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        Ordered More and TWO on 7/7/2010, Started tapping on 7/30/2010.
        2011 30 Day Challenge Less to Lose under 50 Category Winner.
        2012 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
        2014 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
        2015 60 Day Challenge Trainer/TnT Category Winner.
        2017 60 Day Challenge Average to Lose over 50 Category Runner-Up

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        • GreenGem
          GreenGem commented
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          Focusing on the 2nd paragraph - Ok, I think you are telling me that the way I grouped or represented those DVDs I listed is wrong, in fact, can be a disservice to the DVDs numerous potential. Thank you for pointing that out.

          There are many interesting and informative discussions here in the forum, I take notes and try my best to learn from experts like you, Aurora, and Trisch, seasoned members and other trainers' old posts. I love T-Tapp, it has become a tool that enables me to push some boundaries.

          Unfortunately, apart for the limit of trying to express one's self within the parameters of a text box, I have my own language and memory challenges after a life event. I do my best to edit and re-edit before and even after posting, to make my posts clearer, or at least I hope. I promise to do better, be extra careful, moving forward.

          Allow me to clarify specifically that - I asked only about those DVDs I listed, with the intention of understanding better, and not "just make note and plan ahead to what to buy for progression" or for "buying someone else next best".

          I have no desire to rush or jump from one track to another. I am staying in More 1 for a while, and I am fine with that... I can't even HF, DD or AL ... just OIP, floor fascia, and rotfl
          Last edited by GreenGem; 03-13-2018, 03:11 AM. Reason: clarity

        • ayj67
          ayj67 commented
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          GreenGem, I hope I did not hurt your feelings. Since I have all the DVDs and I used all of them, each one of them works and each one of them is powerful. As I progress and graduate from newbie to a relatively successful T-Tapper, the DVD I used to think easy is difficult.

          When we recommend DVD to people, we take into people's restraints and current condition and trying to find out what matches them and their level of stamina and ability. The slower it is, the easier to hold the form for maximum activation, which people lack of muscles tone, lacking of mind to muscles connections, or with old injuries can handle. This is kind of like an inverse relationship. The slowest and seemingly the easiest Fascia Fitness or Senior Fit can help people who have all kind of physical negatives get to muscles activation and lymphatic movement. So, it will in turn make it incredibly difficult for experienced and well people to activate the whole time.

          In order to debulk, it is not just fast movement, it has to be fast and holding to the activation at the whole time at the same time. Fast is just lymphatic... Moving with momentum causes injuries because of people are not holding muscles activation for the whole time.

          Actually, MME is the same slower speed as Total Superslow a Critter Crunch, it just has no talk and all 8 reps. It is irritating that TSS and CCF cut reps and cut short. MME is slower than Ladybug DVD. A lot easier to activate and hold form than Ladybug. However, if you graduate from MME, then move on to Ladybug.

          All the other Maxi Max are very fast (faster than Tempo) and they are the most difficult to hold form. Just start sweating for trying to keep up.

          After 7.5 years, all workout works, even half of the workout works. It works when you try your best, do your max, and be consistent. Even 10 mins More Chair or More Broom or More Step Away works.

          TTS, MME, Ladybug, Basic, More, Total, Tempo, Maxi Max... they are at the regular classic workout series...

          Brain Body Series, Vibrant for Life (Posture Power and Posture Walk), Senior Fit, Fascia Fitness, First Step, Turn Back Time, Core Floor, they are in the fascia series. Fascia series is more gentle, lymphatic and healing by default.
          Last edited by ayj67; 03-13-2018, 11:09 PM.

        • GreenGem
          GreenGem commented
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          Oh no, don't think that way Aurora. You are always helpful and very generous of your time and talent. Like I said, I learn so much from your posts.

          I understood your previous post. And I appreciate you taking time to describe the DVDs in details. I did not realize how complicated my question was.

          I was confused, mostly, and petrified. If anything, I learned I need to be more careful in writing anything, to communicate better.

      • #5
        Wow! I want them all! I guess since I need the instruction at this point I will start with cc2. I found the sitting up portions to be the ones I needed the most help with. Thank you, this information really helped me. Does teresa ever put critter crunch 1&2 on sale as a set? That would be nice. Thank yoy ayj67

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        • #6
          Have you done the instructional on Hit the Floor? The first Critter Crunch has LOT of instruction and goes VERY slowly. So slowly that once I learned what I needed to learn from it I never wanted to do it again! LOL! It's hard! But you can break it into chunks.
          Lisa. 45 years old.
          Homeschooling 4 great kids and nursing surprise toddler #5.
          T-Tapping since 2010, consistent since 2015!
          Current favorites: Teresa's Favorite Fascia Stretch & Hit the Floor Tempo. I miss the holiday workouts!
          Living in the Selkirk mountains.

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          • Vbell
            Vbell commented
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            My dvd doesnt have an instructional. It has hit the floor softer and hit the floor. I never felt like I was in the proper form, and afterward my back bothered me for 3 days. I went ahead and ordered CC2 and am looking forward to learning the moves properly and maybe a bit slower. I have also been looking into the Total Super Slow and thinking I would like to do that but after reading ayj67 mentioning MME, Im wondering if I should get that one instead. My question is can I just go straight to the MME or is there instruction on TSS that I would need first? I dont want 2 dvds that are the same. Of course thats after I have learned the TWO much better.

          • Soliloquy72
            Soliloquy72 commented
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            Oh, okay. I have the regular Hit the Floor dvd and it includes an instructional workout that I found really helpful when learning floor moves.

        • #7
          I would go with Total Super Slow first because it is going to give you better activation--not just the slower pace but her explanations as well.

          Hit the Floor Softer is slower paced than Hit the Floor. If your back was bothering you, that tells me you lost core activation or your core is weak and the back muscles (and often the leg and neck muscles, too) try to compensate. Critter Crunch 2 does have tips and is a bit slower but the Critter Crunch Floor (original one) will go more in depth. Perhaps there will be a Deep Discount Tuesday sale where there's a % off all dvds--get it on your wish list!

          Really focus on curling the core on the floor by thinking belly button UP (towards your head), then belly button BACK to help flatten the back against the floor. It's not just tucking the buns under but using the core to help tuck. Use the core to keep back pressed flat against the floor as you do the moves. My core was weak and I had diastasis recti when I started T-Tapp, so floorwork was hard. I just didn't realize why! As my diastasis healed, I went back to floor work with this rule--when I lost ab activation (and/or awareness) that move was done. I would reset and get ready for the next move. Some I had to skip for awhile. Some I only did ONE rep! But I worked up to all 10 reps of Hit the Floor and eventually went on to certify for HTF and now I even like floor work!

          Have you ever checked for diastasis recti? Where the rectus abdominus muscles separate and create a "gap"?

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          • BlessedMama
            BlessedMama commented
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            You actually don't have to have had children to get the gap--although that is the most common way it happens! You might check just to be sure because if you do, you will want to modify floor moves and omit some. I have the first 3 lessons of my program available free and the first one shows how to tell if you have one.

            https://be-youthful-n-fit.teachable....sis-sneak-peek

            Keep me posted on how you are doing!

          • Vbell
            Vbell commented
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            Hi blessed mama, I just did the test and can only fit one finger between the gap, so I assume thats good? I know my core is weak. I did really try to keep my back to the floor on the lying down moves, it was the sitting up moves I know I had problems with form.

          • BlessedMama
            BlessedMama commented
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            Yes, that is good! So just focus on your core strengthening. Some have taken that course to strengthen the core but you can do it with intentionally focusing on the floor core focus, against a wall, and then being aware of your abs. Organs in Place and Mitten Chop Box are excellent, too!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylFm1CuAHBY&t=18s

        • #8
          Simple question: is the Critter Crunch and Crab Claws the same move?

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          • BlessedMama
            BlessedMama commented
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            No, Critter Crunch is a workout that includes the Crab Claws move.

          • Anna Lee
            Anna Lee commented
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            Ok! Thank you so much!

        • #9
          Originally posted by Forum Goddess View Post
          I would go with Total Super Slow first because it is going to give you better activation--not just the slower pace but her explanations as well.

          Hit the Floor Softer is slower paced than Hit the Floor. If your back was bothering you, that tells me you lost core activation or your core is weak and the back muscles (and often the leg and neck muscles, too) try to compensate. Critter Crunch 2 does have tips and is a bit slower but the Critter Crunch Floor (original one) will go more in depth. Perhaps there will be a Deep Discount Tuesday sale where there's a % off all dvds--get it on your wish list!
          I agree that Critter Crunch would be my first choice if I was looking to get the best possible form. I went from Critter Crunch to other floor workouts and I skipped Critter Crunch 2. I really love BBFF, BBFCF, TBT, and the new HTF Tempo.

          Is there a reason you want to go straight to Critter Crunch 2 and skip the first one?

          I learned a lot from TSS. I also learned a lot from Basic Barefoot. They're both excellent.for teaching form that your can take into any workout.
          Lisa. 45 years old.
          Homeschooling 4 great kids and nursing surprise toddler #5.
          T-Tapping since 2010, consistent since 2015!
          Current favorites: Teresa's Favorite Fascia Stretch & Hit the Floor Tempo. I miss the holiday workouts!
          Living in the Selkirk mountains.

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          • #10
            I am popping up this thread. Another question about BBFF that I now own. Are the Lady Bug and Crab Claws present in BBFF sequence 1?
            Last edited by Anna Lee; 04-07-2018, 01:28 PM.

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            • #11
              I am pretty sure that they are both in sequence 1.
              Lisa. 45 years old.
              Homeschooling 4 great kids and nursing surprise toddler #5.
              T-Tapping since 2010, consistent since 2015!
              Current favorites: Teresa's Favorite Fascia Stretch & Hit the Floor Tempo. I miss the holiday workouts!
              Living in the Selkirk mountains.

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              • Anna Lee
                Anna Lee commented
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                Ok thank you! I have been reading sequence 1 and I thought that I saw some moves that looked like them.

              • BlessedMama
                BlessedMama commented
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                Yes, both are on Sequence 1 and Sequence 2.
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